Unfortunately, whiplash is a painful side effect for the majority of people involved in car accidents.
So why are almost half of these people left with ongoing pain and complications?
Because, despite whiplash being so common, there aren’t any conventional treatments available.
Thankfully, however, researchers have spent a lot of time investigating what is arguably the most effective treatment available – chiropractic care. With 93% of patients noticing an improvement in their symptoms following care from their chiropractor, it’s clear this is the go-to whiplash treatment.
Understanding Your Symptoms
There are a number of symptoms that may arise when you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) – and these tend to make themselves known within 24 hours of your accident.
They include blurred sight, headaches, numbness, lack of motion in your neck, painful sensations in your neck and/or back, and tingling in your arms and hands.
Some patients also note irritability, depression, and lack of concentration and memory.
If this describes some of your symptoms or you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, it’s highly recommended you speak to your chiropractor in Homer as soon as possible. They’ll be able to identify your symptoms and what’s causing them. Then they’ll put together a dedicated treatment plan that gets you out pain – fast.
What’s Involved in Whiplash Treatment?
Age-old chiropractic techniques that use gentle force to remobilize joints and their surrounding muscles tend to be used alongside other innovative practices.
These include spinal decompression, which is a non-invasive procedure that involves decompressing your spinal discs to alleviate any pressure on your spinal structure and nerves. Flexion-distraction is another technique that helps restore spinal motion and provide pain relief, which is why this is often used for those who are experiencing back and/or neck pain.
And finally, laser therapy may be utilized to stimulate your body’s own natural healing powers, speeding up the recovery process.
Your chiropractor may use one of these treatments or several of them, but at each stage of the consultation process they’ll tell you what they recommend and why.
Furthermore, to ensure your recovery is ongoing while you’re at home, they can give you some simple stretches and exercises to do. They can also address your day-to-day activities to advise how you can avoid putting your spine under any undue pressure, particularly while it’s healing.
If you think you may be suffering from whiplash, it’s time to pick up the phone and speak to our friendly, helpful team today. Simply call 706-677-1010 to book your appointment.